So I just called up Steven Pidgeon to ask him about his "not true" claim that Washingtonians will soon be able to find copies of the anti-gay-marriage initiative, I-1192, in local Staples stores.
“That’s by arrangement with us and the individual Staples stores where they’re going to be available," Pidgeon explained.
What? Staples just told me that it won't allow its stores to be used for such political purposes.
“I’m not going to commit Staples to anything," Pidgeon then told me, rather confusingly, since it seemed like he already had.
So I asked him: Wait, didn't you already commit Staples to this?
“If somebody quoted me as saying that," Pidgeon replied, "they quoted me incorrectly.”
Um. Here, this is from your friend Gary Randall's blog on Feb. 17: "Steve Pidgeon said petitions will be available within the next few days and will ultimately be available at thousands of churches, some Staples stores and online."
“You’ve gotten disinformation," Pidgeon said. "Gary Randall doesn’t speak for me. I speak for me.”
Then Pidgeon said something about using Staples for uploads or downloads of I-1192, and then he abruptly hung up.